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Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo
David Mitchell, Sjón, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Karl Ove Knausgård join inaugural celebration of project housing works that will remain unseen until 2114

Rosie Goldsmith

14, Jun, 2022 @2:51 PM

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The Covid novels are arriving. And they'll be a warning to future generations | Laura Spinney
We remember the horrors of the first world war but not the 1918 Spanish flu, which was mostly ignored by literature, says the author Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

07, Aug, 2020 @12:00 PM

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CoDex 1962 by Sjón review – a wild odyssey from the Icelandic trickster
A clay baby becomes the narrator of this chaotic extravaganza in which Bosch meets Chagall, with touches of Tarantino

Eileen Battersby

16, Aug, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Sjón's top 10 artificial humans in fiction
Golems, clones, cyborgs and dolls ... these are some of the most urgent cautionary tales ever told

Sjón

01, Aug, 2018 @11:27 AM

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They're patient, kind and even poetic – so stop calling them snowflakes | Christina Patterson
The writer Christina Patterson says she has seen the future of poetry, and it’s in safe hands

Christina Patterson

17, Oct, 2017 @3:33 PM

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Top 10 modern Nordic books
As a year-long festival celebrating the region’s writers gets under way in London, Icelandic novelist Sjón selects essential reading from the far north

Sjón

11, Oct, 2017 @9:37 AM

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Sjón: 'Behind my book lies another I will never write'
The novelist recounts the bleak story of a psychic that led him, circuitously, to a story of a gay teenager making his way in flu-struck Reykjavik in 1918

Sjón

21, Mar, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Sjón: why Oslo’s Future Library is a fairytale come true
The Icelandic poet follows Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as the latest contributor to the Future Library anthology. He describes the magic behind the project

Sjón

14, Oct, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Sjón is Future Library's next recruit to become a 22nd-century author
The Icelandic writer joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell in creating a work to be locked away in Norway until 2114, as part of Katie Paterson’s art installation

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Sjón: I’m one of the few people who’ve had Björk as a backing singer
The Icelandic writer self-published poems at 15, was Oscar-nominated for his lyrics for Lars von Trier and gave Björk’s Sugarcubes a hit – but novels are his bedrock

Sarah Crown

11, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Moonstone by Sjón review – a glittering fable of sex and cinema
Dreams colonise reality in the Icelandic author’s story of an outsider in early 20th-century Reykjavik

Hari Kunzru

26, May, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Edinburgh International Book festival podcast: Nell Freudenberger, Sjon, Jess Richards and Michael Sandel

In our podcast from day three of the festival, Nell Freudenberger talks about her novel The Newlyweds, and Jess Richards and Sjon discuss islands in literature, and Michael Sandel considers Paul Ryan's place on the US presidential campaign

Presented by Sarah Crown and produced by Tim Maby

14, Aug, 2012 @8:41 AM

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